Harrogate Fairs

The spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire has a fine tradition of art of antiques fairs.

The Harrogate Antique Fair is a long-standing event that has been run by David and Louise Walker since the 1980s with many members of BADA and LAPADA among the exhibitors.

Other fairs include The Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques & Art Fair run by Cooper events and The Yorkshire Antiques and Art Fair run by Bowman Antiques Fairs and held at the Great Yorkshire Showground.


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York teapot served up in Harrogate

06 June 2022

Highland Antiques brings a 19th century silver teapot from York to the second Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair of the year.

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Yorkshire artist stars on home turf at Harrogate pavilions fair

17 January 2022

A selection of paintings by Yorkshire artist Owen Bowen (1873-1967) is exhibited on the stand of Walker Art Galleries at this month’s 'The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair'.

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Auction house earns praise as fair venue

01 November 2021

The Northern Antiques Fair looks set to move permanently from Harrogate following a successful first outing at Tennants auction house complex.

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Sparkes charger generates a buzz at the Pavilions

27 October 2021

This earthenware charger was painted by Catherine Sparkes (1842-1910), a genre, flower painter and illustrator who made a significant contribution to the development of faience pottery at Doulton Lambeth.

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‘Harrogate’ fair gathers pace in Leyburn

20 September 2021

After enforced absence Northern Antiques Fair returns to the calendar at new venue

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It’s been a long wait but Harrogate is back with a minuet to go

07 June 2021

Measuring over 7ft long, this 18th century work, below, is believed to be one of the longest engravings produced in the past 300 years.

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Take the chair in Harrogate

28 October 2019

The final instalment of the three annual Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair includes this small naive hedge or country chair, c.1820, from Ireland’s County Antrim.

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Harrogate’s Northern Antiques Fair tradition for quality

23 September 2019

The Northern Antiques Fair, run in association with the British Antiques Dealers’ Association (BADA), takes place during Frieze Week, meaning buyers can snap up top objects in North Yorkshire as well as London in early autumn.

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Dealer on a high from low oak chairs

19 April 2019

This pair of 19th century Arts & Crafts low oak chairs is available from Elaine Phillips Antiques at the next edition of The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair priced at £1150.

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Lalique vase features among glass offered at Cooper Events' Pavilions of Harrogate fair

14 January 2019

Janice Kehoe of Solo Antiques offers a French Art Deco vase signed 'R Lalique' at this month’s Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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On the scent in Harrogate

21 December 2018

A rare Sampson Mordan gilt-mounted porcelain scent bottle features at the next Galloway Antiques Fair, which takes place at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate from January 4-6.

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Harpignies night scene features at Harrogate fair

29 October 2018

An atmospheric black and grey ink painting by Henri Joseph Harpignies (1819-1916) is one of the works on offer at The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair (November 2-4).

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Northern Antiques Fair returns in October with a wealth of ceramic and glass

24 September 2018

The Northern Antiques Fair, an annual Harrogate event, is a chance for connoisseur buyers in the north to shop a little closer to home.

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Mug shows trouble at the mill in 1878

13 August 2018

Riots broke out in Bury and Blackburn in May 1878 as cotton mill workers protested their low wages. The initially peaceful action escalated as employees attacked the factory and local constabulary, eventually looting and destroying the mill owner’s house.

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Northern Antiques Fair hails earlier date as good for dealers

04 June 2018

The Northern Antiques Fair is anticipating a “significant” rise in exhibitor numbers as it moves to an earlier date this October.

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‘Chinaman’ rarity dances into Harrogate

23 April 2018

A possibly unique Swansea ‘Chinaman’ pattern spill vase c.1816 is among the offerings at the next 'The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair'.

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Harrogate at the heart of a packed events calendar

22 January 2018

This month’s Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair is the second fair of the year to take place in the Yorkshire town.

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Harrogate is first of 15 Galloway events in 2018

02 January 2018

Galloway Antiques Fairs starts its year with a comparatively new event as it makes its second annual appearance at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate from January 5-7.

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Burmantofts brought into the spotlight at Pavilions of Harrogate fair

06 November 2017

Next up from Cooper Events is the Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair, from November 17-19 at the Great Yorkshire Showground. The final edition of Cooper’s three annual Harrogate fairs, it hosts a total of 43 dealers.

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Terracotta panels with biblical scenes sell to York church

23 October 2017

A pair of terracotta panels sold to a church in York last week during Harrogate’s Northern Antiques Fair.

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